Pair of Mazarra LEDs light up an SPS reef tank

[youtube width=”680″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcUtVsLZxlg[/youtube] The Mazarra LED reef light is just starting to arrive at aquarium stores in the US, Japan and Australia and already B-Box Aquarium is first out of the gate to get one up over an SPS reef…

Juvenile Bank’s butterflyfish gets a closeup on video

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuHDypcsxjg[/youtube] B-Box aquarium is one of the select few fish stores always at the forefront of something rare or exciting. This time, with a video of a juvenile Bank’s butterflyfish (Prognathodes aya). While not as rare and not nearly as expensive…

Yellow Holacanthus angelfish is not quite a queen, nor a rock beauty

A very unusual yellow Holacanthus angelfish has turned up at B-Box Aquarium which is not quite a queen angelfish although it does bear some traits of the Rock Beauty angelfish, Holacanthus tricolor. The Queen Angelfish (H. ciliaris) is a staple…

Centropyge deborae: Fiji blue midnight angelfish to be described as a separate species

The Fiji blue midnight angelfish that is only currently known from deep reef pinnacles in Fiji will soon be described as a new species, Centropyge deborae. The Fiji blue midnight angelfish was long believed to be a local variant of…

Crosshatch basslet, Serranus luciopercanus gets a much needed photo and video update

The Caribbean is filled with tons of cool little basslets which are mostly limited to deeper waters, especially in the Serranus genus. The Snow Basslet and Tattler’s basslet have both already had their turn in the spotlight but this new…

Bodianus masudai and B. paraleucosticticus are not your average deepwater hogfish

[youtube width=”680″ height=”380″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNj5zBilPdA[/youtube] Bodianus masudai and B. leucosticticus are two deepwater hogfish which have recently appeared as singular specimens. Digiman from Singapore obtained a beautiful specimen of B. masudai which is rarely seen outside of the Japanese aquarium market. This…

New Northwestern Hawaiian Exhibit coming soon to the Waikiki Aquarium

The Waikiki Aquariums is adding a new and unique exhibit showcasing the rich underwater realm of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. All the coral, fish and other marine life were collected from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument with rare government approval…

Another Mauritius triggerfish lands in Japan, a sign of more Mauritius exports

B-Box Aquarium is flaunting another fine rare reef fish specimen they have in stock, this time it’s the rare Rhinecanthus cinereus, the Mauritius triggerfish. We first wrote about this unusual picasso triggerfish when Yadokariya received some unusual fish from Mauritius…

Japanese aquarium stores suffer heavy damage from the earthquake

The massive 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan on Friday caused extensive damage to human life and property and unfortunately, the aquariums and stores of many of our Japanese comrades were not spared. Aquarium stores located in Northeast Japan were especially…

Hybrid clarion x passer, cyclops lemonpeel and aberrant bicolor angelfish

In the past week a slew of unusual angelfish were collected all around the world. The hybrid passer, cyclops lemonpeel and aberrant bicolor angelfishes were all but eclipsed by the bombshell news of the sensational blackspot pygmy angelfish, Centropyge nigriocella.…